American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom / Edition 3

American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom / Edition 3

by Hanes Jr. Walton, Robert C. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321292375

ISBN-13: 9780321292377

Pub. Date: 02/11/2005

Publisher: Longman

Through the use of two interrelated themes - the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions - the text demonstrates the profound influence African Americans have had on American government and politics. The authors show how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions…  See more details below

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Through the use of two interrelated themes - the idea of universal freedom and the concept of minority-majority coalitions - the text demonstrates the profound influence African Americans have had on American government and politics. The authors show how the presence of Africans in the United States affected the founding of the Republic and its political institutions and processes, and how in the quest for their own freedom in the United States, African Americans have expanded the freedoms of all Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321292377
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
02/11/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Universal freedom declared, universal freedom denied : racism, slavery, and the ideology of white supremacy in the founding of the Republic1
Ch. 2Federalism and the limits of universal freedom21
Ch. 3Political culture44
Ch. 4Political socialization53
Ch. 5Public opinion65
Ch. 6African Americans and the media75
CH. 7Social movements and a theory of African American coalition politics86
Ch. 8Interest groups112
Ch. 9Political parties129
Ch. 10Voting behavior and elections150
Ch. 11The Congress and the African American quest for universal freedom166
Ch. 12The presidency and the African American quest for universal freedom186
Ch. 13The Supreme Court and the African American quest for universal freedom209
Ch. 14The bureaucracy and the African American quest for universal freedom230
Ch. 15Domestic policy and the African American quest for social and economic justice247
Ch. 16The African American quest for universal freedom and U.S. foreign policy263

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